Forest cover loss: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Deforestation of Amazon Forest: Highest in 5 years

Published: June 13, 2020

On June 12, 2020, the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) announced that the increase in deforestation of Amazon forests has been the highest in 2019 as compared to last 5 years. Highlights The research institute has found that the deforestation has increased by 91 square kilo metre in 2019 as compared to 2018. In ..

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Annual Report of Environment Ministry

Published: June 10, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the Annual Report 2019-20. Highlights The report says that around 11,467 hectares of forest lands have been diverted in 22 states in 2019. The diversion has been made under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The diversion was made for 932 non-forestry projects. Of all the diversions ..

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FSI: 21.4% of forest cover prone to forest fires

Published: January 4, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently released India State of Forest Report, 2019. The report predominantly talks about forest cover in the country. The report also mentions about forest fires in the country. Highlights of forest fire According to the report, 21.4% of Indian forests are prone to forest fires. The report ..

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Sustainable Catchment Forest Management launched in Tripura

Published: January 18, 2019

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project which is undertaken with the assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project The SCATFORM project aims to address issues such as forest cover loss and forest degradation have been mainly caused by shifting cultivation, which increases soil erosion risks ..

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